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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325311/improved-fluorescent-labeling-of-chitin-oligomers-chitinolytic-properties-of-acidic-mammalian-chitinase-under-somatic-tissue-ph-conditions
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Satoshi Wakita, Masahiro Kimura, Naoki Kato, Akinori Kashimura, Shunsuke Kobayashi, Naoto Kanayama, Misa Ohno, Shotaro Honda, Masayoshi Sakaguchi, Yasusato Sugahara, Peter O Bauer, Fumitaka Oyama
Acidic mammalian chitinase (AMCase) has been implicated in various pathophysiological conditions including asthma, allergic inflammation and food processing. AMCase is most active at pH 2.0, and its activity gradually decreases to up to pH 8. Here we analyzed chitin degradation by AMCase in weak acidic to neutral conditions by fluorophore-assisted carbohydrate electrophoresis established originally for oligosaccharides analysis. We found that specific fragments with slower-than-expected mobility as defined by chitin oligosaccharide markers were generated at pH 5...
May 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316969/the-nose-and-the-lung-united-airway-disease
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REVIEW
Amelia Licari, Riccardo Castagnoli, Chiara Francesca Denicolò, Linda Rossini, Alessia Marseglia, Gian Luigi Marseglia
Epidemiologic, pathophysiologic, and clinical evidences recently revealed the link between upper and lower airways, changing the global pathogenic view of respiratory allergy. The aim of this review is to highlight the strong interaction between the upper and lower respiratory tract diseases, in particular allergic rhinitis and asthma.
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282995/understanding-copd-overlap-syndromes
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Tuang Yeow Poh, Micheál Mac Aogáin, Adrian Kwok Wai Chan, Anthony Chau Ang Yii, Valerie Fei Lee Yong, Pei Yee Tiew, Mariko Siyue Koh, Sanjay Haresh Chotirmall
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease accounts for a large burden of lung disease. It can 'overlap' with other respiratory diseases including bronchiectasis, fibrosis and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). While COPD alone confers morbidity and mortality, common features with contrasting clinical outcomes can occur in COPD 'overlap syndromes'. Areas Covered: Given the large degree of heterogeneity in COPD, individual variation to treatment is adopted based on its observed phenotype, which in turn overlaps with features of other respiratory disease states such as asthma...
March 10, 2017: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276002/different-cutoff-values-of-methacholine-bronchial-provocation-test-depending-on-age-in-children-with-asthma
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Eun Lee, Young-Ho Kim, Seungbong Han, Song-I Yang, Young-Ho Jung, Ju-Hee Seo, Hyo-Bin Kim, So Yeon Lee, Ji-Won Kwon, Soo-Jong Hong
BACKGROUND: Bronchial hyperresponsiveness (BHR) is a fundamental pathophysiological characteristic of asthma. Although several factors such as airway caliber can affect BHR, no study has established age-dependent cutoff values of BHR to methacholine for the diagnosis of asthma in children. We investigated the cutoff values of the methacholine challenge test (MCT) in the diagnosis of asthma according to age. METHODS: A total of 2383 individuals aged from 6 to 15 years old were included in this study...
March 8, 2017: World Journal of Pediatrics: WJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275353/advances-in-the-evaluation-of-respiratory-pathophysiology-during-exercise-in-chronic-lung-diseases
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REVIEW
Denis E O'Donnell, Amany F Elbehairy, Danilo C Berton, Nicolle J Domnik, J Alberto Neder
Dyspnea and exercise limitation are among the most common symptoms experienced by patients with various chronic lung diseases and are linked to poor quality of life. Our understanding of the source and nature of perceived respiratory discomfort and exercise intolerance in chronic lung diseases has increased substantially in recent years. These new mechanistic insights are the primary focus of the current review. Cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) provides a unique opportunity to objectively evaluate the ability of the respiratory system to respond to imposed incremental physiological stress...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275137/a-ceacam6-high-airway-neutrophil-phenotype-and-ceacam6-high-epithelial-cells-are-features-of-severe-asthma
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Aarti Shikotra, David F Choy, Salman Siddiqui, Greer Arthur, Deepti R Nagarkar, Guiquan Jia, Adam K A Wright, Chandra M Ohri, Emma Doran, Claire A Butler, Beverley Hargadon, Alexander R Abbas, Janet Jackman, Lawren C Wu, Liam G Heaney, Joseph R Arron, Peter Bradding
Severe asthma represents a major unmet clinical need; understanding the pathophysiology is essential for the development of new therapies. Using microarray analysis, we previously found three immunological clusters in asthma: Th2-high, Th17-high, and Th2/17-low. Although new therapies are emerging for Th2-high disease, identifying molecular pathways in Th2-low disease remains an important goal. Further interrogation of our previously described microarray dataset revealed upregulation of gene expression for carcinoembryonic Ag cell adhesion molecule (CEACAM) family members in the bronchi of patients with severe asthma...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273344/oxidative-stress-serves-as-a-key-checkpoint-for-il-33-release-by-airway-epithelium
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Masaru Uchida, Erik L Anderson, Diane L Squillace, Nandadevi Patil, Peter J Maniak, Koji Iijima, Hirohito Kita, Scott M O'Grady
BACKGROUND: Interleukin (IL)-33 is implicated in the pathophysiology of asthma and allergic diseases. However, our knowledge is limited regarding how IL-33 release is controlled. The transcription factor nuclear factor-erythroid-2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) plays a key role in antioxidant response regulation. OBJECTIVE: The goal of this project was to investigate the role of cellular oxidative stress in controlling IL-33 release in airway epithelium. METHODS: Complementary approaches were used that included human bronchial epithelial cells and mouse models of airway type-2 immunity that were exposed to fungus Alternaria extract...
March 8, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248547/serum-periostin-as-a-biomarker-for-comorbid-chronic-rhinosinusitis-in-patients-with-asthma
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Takamitsu Asano, Yoshihiro Kanemitsu, Masaya Takemura, Makoto Yokota, Kensuke Fukumitsu, Norihisa Takeda, Hiroya Ichikawa, Takehiro Uemura, Osamu Takakuwa, Hirotsugu Ohkubo, Ken Maeno, Yutaka Ito, Tetsuya Oguri, Yumi Maki, Junya Ono, Shoichiro Ohta, Yoshihisa Nakamura, Kenji Izuhara, Motohiko Suzuki, Akio Niimi
RATIONALE: Periostin is a matricellular protein that is involved in the pathophysiology of allergic rhinitis, chronic rhinosinusitis, and asthma. Associations of serum periostin with systemic and airway eosinophilic inflammation and comorbid chronic rhinosinusitis in patients with asthma have been demonstrated. Although serum periostin is positioned as a marker of helper T cell 2 (Th2) immune responses, its implication regarding the presence of comorbid upper airway diseases in patients with asthma remains unclear...
March 1, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235772/frontline-science-shh-production-and-gli-signaling-is-activated-in-vivo-in-lung-enhancing-the-th2-response-during-a-murine-model-of-allergic-asthma
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Ariane S I Standing, Diana C Yánez, Rosie Ross, Tessa Crompton, Anna L Furmanski
The pathophysiology of allergic asthma is driven by Th2 immune responses after aeroallergen inhalation. The mechanisms that initiate, potentiate, and regulate airway allergy are incompletely characterized. We have shown that Hh signaling to T cells, via downstream Gli transcription factors, enhances T cell conversion to a Th2 phenotype. In this study, we showed for the first time, to our knowledge, that Gli-dependent transcription is activated in T cells in vivo during murine AAD, a model for the immunopathology of asthma, and that genetic repression of Gli signaling in T cells decreases the differentiation and recruitment of Th2 cells to the lung...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230336/the-endothelial-border-to-health-mechanistic-evidence-of-the-hyperglycemic-culprit-of-inflammatory-disease-acceleration
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REVIEW
Nina Waerling Hansen, Anker Jon Hansen, Anette Sams
The endothelial cell (EC) layer constitutes a barrier that controls movements of fluid, solutes and cells between blood and tissue. Further, the endothelial layer regulates vascular tone and directs local humoral and cellular inflammatory processes. The strategic position makes it an important player for maintenance of health and for development of a number of diseases. Endothelial dysfunction is known to be an important component of type 2 diabetes, but is also assumed to be involved in many other diseases, for example, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, asthma, and cardiovascular diseases...
March 2017: IUBMB Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223227/mitogen-activated-protein-kinases-as-therapeutic-targets-for-asthma
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REVIEW
MirHojjat Khorasanizadeh, Mahsa Eskian, Erwin W Gelfand, Nima Rezaei
Corticosteroid-resistant asthmatics, although comprising only a portion of the asthma population, account for most of the morbidity, mortality and economic burden associated with asthma. Moreover, corticosteroids are not effective inhibitors of airway remodeling changes, and their long-term use is associated with debilitating systemic side effects. Therefore, potent and safe novel therapeutic alternatives, targeting basic pathophysiological mechanisms responsible for the severe asthmatic phenotype are urgently needed...
February 14, 2017: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216598/clinical-signs-staphylococcus-and-atopic-eczema-related-seromarkers
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Kam Lun Hon, Kathy Yin Ching Tsang, Jeng Sum C Kung, Ting Fan Leung, Christopher W K Lam, Chun Kwok Wong
Childhood eczema or atopic dermatitis (AD) is a distressing disease associated with pruritus, sleep disturbance, impaired quality of life and Staphylococcus aureus isolation. The pathophysiology of AD is complex and various seromarkers of immunity are involved. We investigated if anti-staphylococcal enterotoxin IgE (anti-SE), selected seromarkers of T regulatory (Treg), T helper (Th) and antigen-presenting cells (APC) are associated with clinical signs of disease severity and quality of life. Disease severity was assessed with the Scoring Atopic Dermatitis (SCORAD) index, and quality of life with the Children's Dermatology Life Quality Index (CDLQI) in AD patients ≤18 years old...
February 14, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215300/the-role-of-neurotrophins-in-inflammation-and-allergy
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S Manti, P Brown, M K Perez, G Piedimonte
Allergic inflammation is the result of a specific pattern of cellular and humoral responses leading to the activation of the innate and adaptive immune system, which, in turn, results in physiological and structural changes affecting target tissues such as the airways and the skin. Eosinophil activation and the production of soluble mediators such as IgE antibodies are pivotal features in the pathophysiology of allergic diseases. In the past few years, however, convincing evidence has shown that neurons and other neurosensory structures are not only a target of the inflammatory process but also participate in the regulation of immune responses by actively releasing soluble mediators...
2017: Vitamins and Hormones
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188833/metabolomic-profiling-of-lung-function-in-costa-rican-children-with-asthma
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Rachel S Kelly, Yamini Virkud, Rachel Giorgio, Juan C Celedón, Scott T Weiss, Jessica Lasky-Su
BACKGROUND: The development of novel therapeutics and treatment regimens for the management of asthma is hindered by an incomplete understanding of its heterogeneous nature and pathophysiology. Metabolomics can provide an integrated and global profile of a biological system in a dysregulated state, making it a valuable tool to identify biomarkers along the disease development pathway and to understand the biological mechanisms driving that pathway. METHODS: Liquid Chromatography-Mass spectrometry metabolomic profiling was conducted on plasma samples provided at recruitment for 380 children with asthma from the 'Genetic Epidemiology of Asthma in Costa Rica Cohort'...
February 7, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170342/linking-childhood-allergic-asthma-phenotypes-with-endotype-through-integrated-systems-biology-current-evidence-and-research-needs
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Hyunok Choi, Won-Min Song, Bin Zhang
Asthma and other complex diseases results from a complex web of interactions involving inflammation, immunity, cell cycle, apoptosis, and metabolic perturbations across multiple organ systems. The extent to which various degrees of the age at onset, symptom severity, and the natural progression of the disease reflect multiple disease subtypes, influenced by unique process of development remains unknown. One of the most critical challenges to our understanding stems from incomplete understanding of the mechanisms...
March 1, 2017: Reviews on Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161280/allergy-genuflection-it-s-surmount-with-special-focus-on-ear-nose-and-throat
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REVIEW
D Gupta, L Deshmukh, R Gupta, S S Sandhu
The system that protects body from infectious agents is immune system. On occasions, the system seldom reacts with some foreign particles and causes allergy. Allergies of the ear, nose and throat (ENT) often have serious consequences, including impairment and emotional strain that lowers the quality of life of patients. This is further responsible for the common cold, cough, tonsillitis, dermal infection, chest pain and asthma-like conditions which disturb one's day to day life. The present review enlightens some common ENT allergies which one can suffer more frequently in one's lifetime, and ignorance leads to making the condition chronic...
February 1, 2017: Allergologia et Immunopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160515/allergic-asthma-an-overview-of-metabolomic-strategies-leading-to-the-identification-of-biomarkers-in-the-field
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Alma Villaseñor, Domenico Rosace, David Obeso, Marina Pérez-Gordo, Tomás Chivato, Coral Barbas, Domingo Barber, María M Escribese
Allergic asthma is a prominent disease especially during childhood. Indoor allergens, in general, and particularly house dust mites (HDM) are the most prevalent sensitizers associated with allergic asthma. Available data shows that 65 to 130 million people are mite-sensitized worldwide and as many as 50% of these are asthmatic. In fact, sensitization to HDM in the first years of life can produce devastating effects on pulmonary function leading to asthmatic syndromes that can be fatal. To date, there has been considerable research into the pathological pathways and structural changes associated with allergic asthma...
February 4, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148916/innate-lymphoid-cells-in-autoimmunity-emerging-regulators-in-rheumatic-diseases
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REVIEW
Medya M Shikhagaie, Kristine Germar, Suzanne M Bal, Xavier Romero Ros, Hergen Spits
Innate lymphoid cells (ILCs) are important in the regulation of barrier homeostasis. These cells do not express T cell receptors but share many functional similarities with T helper cells and cytotoxic CD8(+) T lymphocytes. ILCs are divided into three groups, namely group 1 ILCs, group 2 ILCs and group 3 ILCs, based on the transcription factors they depend on for their development and function, and the cytokines they produce. Emerging data indicate that ILCs not only have protective functions but can also have detrimental effects when dysregulated, leading to chronic inflammation and autoimmune diseases, including asthma, inflammatory bowel disease, graft-versus-host disease, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis and atopic dermatitis...
March 2017: Nature Reviews. Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143691/changing-paradigms-in-the-treatment-of-severe-asthma-the-role-of-biologic-therapies
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Rohit K Katial, Greg W Bensch, William W Busse, Bradley E Chipps, Joshua L Denson, Anthony N Gerber, Joshua S Jacobs, Monica Kraft, Richard J Martin, Parameswaran Nair, Michael E Wechsler
Cytokine antagonists are monoclonal antibodies that offer new treatment options for refractory asthma but will also increase complexity because they are effective only for patients with certain asthma subtypes that remain to be more clearly defined. The clinical and inflammatory heterogeneity within refractory asthma makes it difficult to manage the disease and to determine which, if any, biologic therapy is suitable for a specific patient. The purpose of this article is to provide a data-driven discussion to clarify the use of biologic therapies in patients with refractory asthma...
January 28, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139319/paradoxical-vocal-fold-motion-pvfm-in-pediatric-otolaryngology
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Blake Smith, Claudio Milstein, Bryan Rolfes, Samantha Anne
INTRODUCTION: Paradoxical vocal fold motion (PVFM) is a condition in which the vocal cords exhibit inappropriate inspiratory adduction, and it has been poorly studied in the pediatric population. METHODS: Pediatric patients diagnosed with PVCM by a pediatric otolaryngologist and doctor of speech pathology from 2008 to 2012 were reviewed. Patients in whom another cause for their respiratory disturbance was eventually identified were excluded. Patient demographics, characteristics, treatment, and outcomes were reviewed...
January 24, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
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